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Lexus unveiled the all-new GX during a world premiere in Austin, Texas, USA. The vehicle is set to be gradually released in different regions, starting from the end of 2023.


Lexus GX prototype

A 3.5L V6 twin-turbocharged engine delivers impressive output and torque, along with class-leading towing capabilities. A 2.4L turbo-hybrid variant, a Lexus first for a body-on-frame vehicle, provides fuel efficiency without compromising on power output.

Positioned between the LX and RX, the GX is an SUV—based on the Toyota Land Cruiser—originally launched in 2002 primarily targeting the North American market featuring a body-on-frame structure. The vehicle achieves a high degree of both driving performance and interior refinement. Cumulative sales totalled approximately 540,000 units by the end of March 2023.

Marking its first redesign since its initial launch in 2002, the new GX platform (GA-F) has undergone a comprehensive overhaul. With the incorporation of the new GA-F platform shared with the LX and the inclusion of a highly efficient V6 twin-turbo engine, the vehicle’s fundamental performance has evolved.

Building upon its legacy of off-road durability, the vehicle has undergone notable advancements, combining purpose-built packages for off-road performance with the introduction of the E-KDSS system, resulting in improved traction on diverse road surfaces. In addition, the vehicle's individual components feature exceptional rigidity, coupled with the use of EPS to ensure precise and linear steering response while maintaining the signature Lexus on-road ride quality, all while preserving its genuine off-road capabilities.

Brake control technology (Multi-Terrain Select and Crawl Control) and Multi-Terrain Monitor support driving in a variety of environments. Special seats are designed to minimize head toss while driving on rough roads, thereby contributing to reduced passenger fatigue.


Bernard Harper

Really? Toyota are partying like it's 1999. This is yet another nail in their coffin. It is so out of touch you will probably never see one in reality. Good.


You couldn't be more wrong if you tired. I have been driving a 2023 Prius for a month now on contract. It is returning 70mpg in bumper to bumper city traffic and 55mpg at 85mph continuous over a 590 mile one way grip twice a week from dfw to New Orleans Friday afternoon and Monday mornings every week.

I have leased a Model S 2021 had it for a year and to do the exact same trip would require shopping twice each way for 30+ min each time. That's not speculation I made this trip twice a week for a year for my LLC I work out of New Orleans or Houston and live in rural North Texas on land with my wife.

The Prius takes under 2 minutes to put in the 8 gallons of fuel it needs for the entire trip door to door nonstop which is how I drove it. Hybrids are the answer pure BEV cannot go 600+ miles in a single high speed as in 80+mph run only one can it's lucids bev and it's $120,000 , I have my Prius for $28 per day contract rate nothing comes close to it in economy nor convenience.

It also has active radar cruise and land center following that will follow the car in front at 80mpg with only a single finger on the wheel. It will also come to a halt, wait without touching the brake pedal and go again in bumper to bumper city traffic holding the lane with a single finger. I also use the vehicle as a mobile office powering two large laptops and keeping the AC at full blast in the Gulf Coast heat while in idle mode the engine kicks on once every 15 min or so for 5 min and I use less than two gallons of fuel for a 12 hour work day nothing can touch that. No generator set on a work truck has ever given that little fuel consumption for a 12 hour work day powering AC and computers. The Tesla didn't have the juice to run AC for 12 hours plus computers then leave the boonies and make it back to a charge point in New Orleans proper. I used to take a F250 diesel with a bed mounted genset also diesel to the rig site and still do if the access road is not gravel and requires high clearance to get to it. I love the look on the ruffnecks faces when a Prius pulls up and their managing geologist gets out of it priceless actually.


Toyota needs to make a hybrid Tacoma or Tundra using the same power split type transmission as it's car hybrids with two important added functions first and foremost like Honda have a clutch to directly lock the engine to the final output gearing at high speeds above 60mph this would close the gap for 70+ mpg city driving and 55 ish at highway speeds in the open type power split type. This is due to at freeway speeds 28% of all power has to go through motor 1 via the electric pathway to motor 2 it's much more efficient to have a direct mechanical connection at high continuous speeds where regen is not applicable.

Second it needs to make the ICE engine multifuel from the factory compatible with ALL alcohols (methanol,ethanol,isopropanol,isobutanol) the first can made from syngas and any carbon source that can be gasified think biomass and domestic wastes. The last three are fermentation products with the last two being from direct cellulose fermentation via IBE or ABE bacterium. Both of which can use C5 and C6 hemi/cellulose sugars the bacterium secrete the enzymes needed themselves. This makes the ICE alcohol fuels carbon negative if using regenerative agricultural practices. You get the high energy density of liquid fuels plus negative carbon of thats how you want to roll.

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